AOC’s latest stupidity: ‘My family would have STARVED under new Trump food stamp rules’

(TNS) For a member of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York makes a pretty good bartender.

In case you missed it, the Trump administration is bringing back a Clinton-era work requirement for recipients of food stamps. Back in the day of the stained blue dress, it was called “Workfare” and Bill Clinton said the bill he signed would “end welfare as we know it.”



USA Features News reported:

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced new rules requiring more recipients of food assistance to perform work in exchange for receiving benefits.

The new requirements are expected to cut benefits for hundreds of thousands of people, which has drawn the ire of critics.

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The rule will limit states’ ability to exempt adults who are eligible for and capable work to obtain steady employment in order to continue receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. …

The final rule, announced Wednesday, will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps feed more than 36 million Americans.

Mind you, Clinton’s “Workfare,” which was actually GOP legislation, was credited with moving millions of Americans off welfare an into the workforce.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the number of families receiving cash welfare assistance plunged by more than 60 percent, from more than 5.1 million families in March 1994 to 2.0 million in December 2010.

But, enter President “Fundamental Transformation,” Barack Obama. He loosened the work requirements in 2012, however, by allowing states to apply for waivers. The change led to a steady uptick in welfare rolls.

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Trump, then, is simply trying to return us to the status quo objective of requiring people who are receiving taxpayer-funded benefits and who can work to get a job of some sort and help pay for their own upkeep. That’s a policy productive, healthy societies adopt.

Enter the bartender-economist.

Ocasio-Cortez claimed that under the Trump administration’s ‘new’ rules, her family would have starved — starved! — to death.

Not only is the “we would have starved to death!” claim over the top, but the rule changes would not have applied to her family.

The work requirement would only impact able-bodied, childless adults between the ages of 18-49 which means her family would not have been impacted by this requirement at all.

No wonder Americans can’t get cheaper prescription drugs, lower healthcare costs, better infrastructure, and trade deals that help our country.

We have too many posturing lunatics like this one in office.

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D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

If AOC’s family starved it would have been a result of the HUGE bites she takes with those billboards she calls front teeth…

hooligan
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hooligan

just imagine a House of Representatives or a Senate filled with the likes of this moron member of the GOON Squad. There are enough unqualified idiots already in Congress that are in charge of an equivalent to a company with 3.6 trillion of income (taxes) and 4.5 trillion of spending – with zero ability to manage a company of that size – yet they are against big business when the federal government is the biggest business of all. She is one of a DISGUSTING cabal of LBGTQ/minority campaigners that want a free luch at everyone else’s expense because they are… Read more »

Ben Colder
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Ben Colder

Anyone on welfare in my mind should have to work what is wrong with these idiots? Kotex is a down and out communist and I wonder if the communist governments even have welfare if you don’t do your quota of work they shoot you.

Black Max
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Black Max

I like my bartenders, light skinned, big mouthed, dumb, gullible and ignorant and making 187k a year.

Htos1av
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Probably true. Brown people don’t do will in numbers w/o whites around, digging their wells and feeding them. You know, “Peace Corps!”

sentry
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sentry

if this can prevent the next aoc then it must be a good policy

M Allen
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M Allen

What a shame…that she didn’t starve to death. But I do believe her brain was starved of oxygen.

desertspeaks
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desertspeaks

well that’s odd, she was in college when her father died, and yet she didn’t drop out of college because of a lack of funds and managed to graduate on time.. doesn’t seem as though funds were nearly as tough as she makes out.. IM A VICTIM “even if i have to LIE to be a victim” AND OF COURSE THE FACTS DON’T MATCH UP WITH REALITY TO ANY OF HER CLAIMS The rule she’s “pretending to complain about” applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents. The rule wouldn’t apply to… Read more »

BilboQBaggins
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BilboQBaggins

Luckily your parents were well to do and didn’t have to suffer under Trump’s food stamps. If people work to better themselves from the dregs of society, they don’t need food stamps. The more the dregs get in freebies, the less likely they are to better themselves. The socialist-democrats don’t want people to work thereby they become slaves to the state. Do your math, AOC, If You are able.

RandyLee
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RandyLee

hey donkey girl, lets put it to the test. lets have a redo and maybe we’ll get lucky and you won’t survive this time.

.50cal
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.50cal

Anybody have a wooden stake?

oldbat
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oldbat

she has lied about her background. she was raised in a house with a decent sized yard. those don’t come cheap in her neck of the woods.

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“AOC’s latest stupidity: ‘My family would have STARVED under new Trump food stamp rules’”?

Well, then, obviously, using AOC’s “logic”, those ‘new Trump food stamp rules’ were NOT IMPLEMENTED SOON ENOUGH.

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